The Promise of Human Rights for Global Health: a Programmed Deception?

David Reubi, 2011, Social Science and Medicine, 73, 5, 625-628.

This article is a critque of a recent article by Ted Schrecker et al. entitled “Advancing Health Equity in the Global Market Place: How Human Rights Can Help”. It argues that, contrary to what Schrecker and other global health activists seem to think, the international human rights framework might not help halt the detrimental consequences of what Schrecker calls market fundamentalism.